“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive and then go do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”Howard Thurman

Ask yourself this simple question: what makes that little muscle inside your chest beat? I mean, really, really beat. Insanely strong, in such a way that you can feel it furiously pumping blood inside your body. What’s your passion? What do you live for? What are you willing to die for?

If you can’t find those answers, ask yourself this instead: If the world were to end tomorrow, what would you do?

What is important to you? What is the one thing you can’t go a day without thinking about?

If you can’t answer these questions, find your passion. Go on a quest to discover what truly makes you come alive. It doesn’t matter what it is, as long as you do it for the most important reason of all: because it makes your heart beat insanely fast.

What makes you happy? What makes you proud? What makes you feel as if you’re making a difference? What makes you you?

That is the one thing worth living for. And it’s not about art, it’s not about sports, it’s not about being a world leader. It’s not about changing the world. It can be only about changing that little bit of world around you. It can be about family. It can be about friends. It can be about being kind to perfect strangers when they need it the most. It can be about encouraging others, about inspiring people to overcome their self-imposed limitations.

Anything in life is worth pursuing as long as it’s what truly makes you happy.

So ask yourself this: what makes you come alive? What makes you feel alive? What makes you feel?


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11 thoughts on “Passion

  1. Great, its really inspirational. And definitely everything written is correct and worth doing for the one who really wants to know what he/she stands for. Your every post is worth reading it provides great messages.


  2. Hi. I find it frustrating that so many (= most) people sleepwalk through life and never find out what they’re passionate about. And certainly never live their passions. And end up living boring, monotonous lives. What are YOU passionate about, Christian? Lovely post, spot on!


  3. Not sure I believe in happy, or at least, in happy all the time. I think there is worthwhile work that is meaningful and that one can be passionate about, and then there is also happy. These are not always congruent. They can be, but not always. Nurses caring for sick babies find worthiness in their work, but they are not, I should think, happy there is a role for them, because it means sick babies. I’d imagine they would be happy if there were no sick babies and they could move onto other work. But since there are sick babies, I am sure, when they take a moment, they are happy to be able to make a difference, when they can, I imagine it is worthy work even when babies die, perhaps even more so, but they are not going to be happy. Happy is therefore not simple. Happy for you could mean awful for someone else. Happy should entail consideration for others, but so many people put their needs or drives or personality disorders ahead of others, hence, violence, murder and general mayhem. As for me, it is these questions that keep me going, even when I can’t reach happy, or feel other parts of my life are less meaningful. And then when really alive, when everything is feeling, there are no questions, and that is worthwhile too.


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